Political (editorial) cartoons often capture the Zeitgeist of society and convey a message. Increasingly, historians study them to understand commentaries of past events or per- sonalities. Visual culture as an academic subject could be greatly enhanced if this information can be digitally archived. We employ crowdsourcing to obtain valuable metadata by guiding volunteers' feedback using an online survey with 31 targeted questions. We provide intellectual access to a set of about 300 cartoons of a single creator spanning over multiple years in a highly interactive search engine.

Cartoons, Crowdsourcing, E-Humanities, Metadata
13th Dutch-Belgian Workshop on Information Retrieval, DIR 2013
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Zhang, J, Ribbens, C.R, & Zeeman, R. (2013). The digital archiving of historical political cartoons: An introduction. Presented at the 13th Dutch-Belgian Workshop on Information Retrieval, DIR 2013. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/83354